Cambridge Health Alliance - Cambridge, MA

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1. May conduct a patient centered history utilizing appropriate interview techniques r/t ambulatory nursing and may obtain initial physical data including vital signs, weight, etc. 2. Synthesizes available data, information and nursing knowledge relevant to the presenting health situation to identify patient care needs. 3. Competently utilizes evidence-based ambulatory care nursing interventions during clinical visits, telephone encounters, and electronic communications. 4. Administers medications (oral, sublingual, topical, subcutaneous, intradermal, and intramuscular injections according to hospital policy and procedure. 5. Administers all immunizations according to hospital policy and procedure. 6. Lab leader: Oversees daily quality checks of lab equipment, stock supplies for the lab. 7. Collects specimens such as urine, blood and sputum for testing and performs routine laboratory tests on samples according to hospital policy and procedure. 8. Oversees supply/equipment ordering for procedure room, coordinate equipment kits for procedures and assist with procedures. Ensures availability of the patient’s X-RAYS, EMG, CT &MRI reports before MD exams patient. 9. Apply and remove any casts, splints, or other immobilization devices as necessary. 10. Provide assist devices such as cane, crutches, walker etc. as necessary. 11. Educate patient regarding care of casts, splints, air walkers, etc. 12. Educate patient regarding use of assist devices. Have patient demonstrate use of assist devices. Involve Physical Therapy as necessary, for example to teach stair climbing. 13. Provide patient education regarding home exercise program- back, neck, ankle, knee, & shoulder 14. Quality Control – daily check for defibrillator and oxygen tanks. 15. Medication refill – review refill requests sent by MyChart patients; performs medication reconciliation and attach pertinent information necessary for provider to refill the medication and/or forward to Central Refill. 16. Performs selected procedures such a simple wound dressings, ear irrigations, PPD checks, Blood Pressure checks and suture removals according to hospital policy. 17. Provides age-appropriate care in a compassionate, caring, culturally, and ethnically sensitive manner. 18. Participates in the development and implementation of the interdisciplinary plan of care that identifies strategies tailored to achieve expected outcomes. 19. Documentation meets CHA, professional, and accreditation standards to facilitate communication of the patient condition in the provision and coordination of treatment and services. 20. Delegates appropriate interventions to ambulatory care team based on their demonstrated competency, state practice acts, available evidence-based guidelines, regulatory and governmental standards, and organizational policies and defined outcome measures. 21. Adheres to position descriptions, policies, protocols, and procedures related to nursing professional practice. 22. Employs strategies that promote the health/wellness of individuals/families and populations. 23. Facilitate patient flow. Escort patients to appropriate exam room. Have patients change clothes as necessary to be examined. 24. Ensure exam rooms are clean and stocked before rooming patients. 25. Contributes to data collection that monitors ambulatory care nursing and organizational performance. 26. Employs critical attributes of effective collaboration to create, promote, and maintain an environment that supports successful partnership and high performance team outcomes. 27. Demonstrates CHA Circle of Values and Service Standards. 28. Oversees the practice of non-professional nursing staff. 29. Directs the flow of patients and staff to assure patients are adequately managed, and the practice runs smoothly and effectively. 30. Other duties as required. Graduation from an accredited licensed practical school of nursing MA. LPN Licensure required, BLS required
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